The first table below looks at the demand for the Middleware Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware Engineer
Rank 565 541 553
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Engineer 22 3 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.006% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.007% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 27
Average daily rate £450 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £363 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 £456
% change year-on-year
- -23.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Middleware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Middleware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK.

Middleware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK.

Middleware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -68 22 £450 +9.09% 7
London -8 17 £450 -5.26% 3
City of London -7 8 £462 -2.84% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 2
East of England - 3 - - 2
South East - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 2
Scotland - - - - 1

Middleware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Middleware Engineer in their job title.

1 34 (100.00%) Middleware
2 23 (67.65%) WebLogic
2 23 (67.65%) Linux
3 20 (58.82%) Oracle
4 19 (55.88%) UNIX
5 18 (52.94%) Solaris
6 13 (38.24%) Apache
6 13 (38.24%) Red Hat
6 13 (38.24%) Finance
6 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
6 13 (38.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
7 12 (35.29%) Tomcat
8 10 (29.41%) SOA
8 10 (29.41%) Java
9 8 (23.53%) JBoss
10 7 (20.59%) Tivoli
10 7 (20.59%) Shell Script
11 6 (17.65%) WebSphere
11 6 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (17.65%) HTTP
11 6 (17.65%) IBM
11 6 (17.65%) Ant
11 6 (17.65%) ITIL
11 6 (17.65%) Python
11 6 (17.65%) C++
12 5 (14.71%) J2EE
12 5 (14.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 5 (14.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (14.71%) Oracle SOA Suite

Middleware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Middleware Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (67.65%) WebLogic
2 13 (38.24%) Apache
3 12 (35.29%) Tomcat
4 6 (17.65%) WebSphere
5 5 (14.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 5 (14.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle Spatial
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) HTTP
2 2 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) DVB
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) SSL
3 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.88%) MySQL
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.94%) MSDE
2 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.94%) DB2
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.94%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Ant
2 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.88%) JDeveloper
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) Maven
3 1 (2.94%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Gradle
3 1 (2.94%) Trac
General
1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.94%) Publishing
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (100.00%) Middleware
2 5 (14.71%) J2EE
3 3 (8.82%) POSIX
4 2 (5.88%) WebCenter
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (5.88%) Web Services
4 2 (5.88%) XML
4 2 (5.88%) XSD
4 2 (5.88%) XSLT
4 2 (5.88%) WSDL
5 1 (2.94%) OpenGL
5 1 (2.94%) .NET
5 1 (2.94%) Qt
5 1 (2.94%) RESTful
5 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (2.94%) JSON
5 1 (2.94%) REST
5 1 (2.94%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) PKI
2 3 (8.82%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.88%) STB
3 2 (5.88%) DTV
4 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.94%) Physics
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) Linux
2 19 (55.88%) UNIX
3 18 (52.94%) Solaris
4 13 (38.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Windows
5 1 (2.94%) AIX
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) SOA
2 6 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (17.65%) ITIL
3 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
3 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.82%) Release Management
4 3 (8.82%) Scrum
4 3 (8.82%) Multithreading
5 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.88%) TDD
5 2 (5.88%) BPEL
5 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.94%) Change Management
6 1 (2.94%) Workflow
6 1 (2.94%) OO
6 1 (2.94%) Information Security
6 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.94%) Software Architecture
6 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) Java
2 7 (20.59%) Shell Script
3 6 (17.65%) Python
3 6 (17.65%) C++
4 5 (14.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 4 (11.76%) C
6 2 (5.88%) Perl
6 2 (5.88%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) OCP
3 1 (2.94%) OCA
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
1 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.88%) Puppet
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (2.94%) Control-M
3 1 (2.94%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (2.94%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (2.94%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Oracle
2 13 (38.24%) Red Hat
3 8 (23.53%) JBoss
4 6 (17.65%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.94%) HP
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